Team profile

Cucine Lube Civitanova (ITA)

The four-time Italian champions take part in the FIVB Men's Club World Championship for the second time ever, after finishing runners-up to Russia's Zenit Kazan last year following a straight-set defeat in the final in Krakow.
Lube was founded in 1990 in the town of Treia – though their actual playing venue currently is in neighbouring Civitanova Marche.
Their first major international success came in 2002 when they beat Greece’s Olympiacos Piraeus 3-1 in the final to win their only European Champions League title.
They made the Final Four of the Champions League in the last three years but came away with bronze in 2016 and 2017 after losing in the semifinals to fellow Italian sides: In 2016 they fell to Trentino Diatec before beating Poland’s Asseco Resovia Rzeszow; and this year they were downed by Sir Safety Perugia before beating Germany’s Berlin Recycling Volleys. In 2018 they moved up a notch, picking up the silver medal after a five-set loss to Zenit.
Lube have also won the European Challenge Cup four times, in 2001, 2005, 2006 and 2011.
Domestically, Lube have won four Italian championship titles, in 2006, 2012, 2014 and 2017, in addition to five Cup titles and four Supercups. They finished runners-up to Sir Safety Perugia in the latest edition of the Italian Superleague, in 2017-18, after losing the best-of-five final series in five matches.


Giampaolo Medei

Giampaolo Medei

Giampaolo Medei began his coaching career in 1994 with Lube Volley’s youth teams, making his way up to assistant coach of the men’s senior team in 2001.
The 45-year-old continued with Sparkling Volley of Milan in Italy’s Second Division, before moving to Top Volley in Latina firstly as assistant and then as head coach.
After a season in Modena as assistant of Daniele Bagnoli, he closed his Italian experience and moved to the French League, where he has been at the helm of Narbonne Volley, Beauvais Volleyball and, the last year, in Tours Volleyball which he led to the title in the European CEV Cup.
In February 2016 he became assistant to Gianlorenzo Blengini on the bench of the Italian National team which won the silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
He is the head coach of Cucine Lube Civitanova since 2017, in the club where he started his career.


  • Team Manager Carlo Perri
  • Assistant coach Camperi Marco Alessandro
  • Second Assistant Coach Carancini Matteo
  • Doctor Avio Mariano
  • Physiotherapist Marco Frontaloni





Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
Cucine Lube Civitanova (ITA)
3 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 8 9 3 3.000 287 259 1.108
Fakel Novy Urengoy (RUS)
3 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 6 7 0.857 292 306 0.954
Zenit-Kazan (RUS)
3 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 5 7 7 1.000 318 314 1.012
Skra Belchatow (POL)
3 0 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 4 9 0.444 303 321 0.943